very clean, no storage notes (being its humid stored), dark amber color. the aromas are wow! really great aromas, unfortunately those don’t translate into flavors. wet leaves are mostly chop with a few half-leaves mixed in.
-leathery, wet wood, gentle but boring
-mouth drying aftertaste and gentle astringent kuwei
-gentle tannic bitter when pushed
-medium/thick mouthfeel, mouth coating
-slightly chalky in beginning, and again at the very end
-really good longevity, just never ended, I stopped drinking because I got bored with it. its not active enough to keep me going after 10 steeps. I pushed to about 16, then gave up.
I did get binghole’d with my sample…take it for what it is. I’ll pass on the $99/cake . its not bad, but its not exactly wow’ing either. one of those teas you really want to like but it just didn’t come through and convince me
Flavors: Leather, Wet Wood